Tag Archives: Obergefell

George Takei Raises Eyebrows With “Blackface” Comment About Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Via The Hill: Actor and gay rights advocate George Takei is slamming Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after his dissent to last week’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide claimed that the government can neither give nor take away human dignity. “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry,” the former “Star Trek” …

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Jim Obergefell Joins Twitter

Excited to be on @Twitter and to be a champion for #LGBTEquality — Jim Obergefell (@JimObergefell) July 1, 2015

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Fifth Circuit Court: Obergefell Is Now The Law Of The Land, Don’t Take It Lightly

The Fifth Circuit Court has finally issued its long-postponed ruling on the cases out of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Will this drag the still-resisting counties into the light? Don’t count on it.

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Headline Of The Day

Via Media Matters: On June 26, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Conservative media and the National Rifle Association (NRA) quickly seized on the decision to draw a parallel with concealed carry reciprocity, a top federal legislative priority of the NRA. …

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That Moment Outside The Supreme Court

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All Eyes On SCOTUS (Again)

Here we go again, kids. SCOTUSblog will begin live-blogging today’s opinions beginning at 9AM. This could be the greatest pride weekend in history. Or not.

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A YouTube Chat With Jim Obergefell

Clip recap: In his very first YouTube interview, Jim shares the details of his personal journey that has led him to the Supreme Court and branded him the face of marriage equality. Jim wants to share his story with the millennial generation, which will hopefully soon experience marriage equality as a protected right. Watch Jim’s YouTube debut as he sits …

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No Ruling On Marriage Today

But with two huge wins for the good guys today, optimism is now even higher for the Obergefell ruling.

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Today COULD Be The Day (Again)

The Supreme Court will issue more rulings today at 10AM.  Still outstanding are decisions on seven cases including Obamacare and same-sex marriage. SCOTUSblog will begin their live-blog at 9AM. Most seem to expect the marriage ruling on Monday, but we never know.

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Lawmakers Seek Live Audio For SCOTUS Rulings On Marriage & Obamacare

A bipartisan coalition of Senate and House lawmakers have sent a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts seeking a live audio feed of the rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare. Via Roll Call: The signatories of a new bicameral letter to Roberts include Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley. The Iowa Republican has long joined the Senate’s leader …

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No SCOTUS Ruling On Marriage Today

It’s likely that the Court will schedule another decision day for Thursday. UPDATE: Thursday has been added.

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Jim Obergefell Is At The Supreme Court

Another morning of holding our breath. SCOTUSblog will begin its live-blog at 9AM and today’s rulings are due at 10AM.

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No Marriage Ruling From SCOTUS Today

Six rulings were issued today. That leaves eleven. The last day of the term of Tuesday, June 30th.

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No SCOTUS Ruling On Marriage Today

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Katie Couric Interviews Jim Obergefell

Via Yahoo News: “What we’re asking for is simply to be part of that same tradition of marriage where two people commit to each other and make those promises to love, protect and honor each other. How are we changing that? How are we harming that? We’re just asking to do the same thing.” Jim Obergefell is fired up. He’s …

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No SCOTUS Ruling On Marriage Today

The US Supreme Court today handed down rulings in several cases but Obergefell was not among them. As I noted last Monday, most expect the marriage ruling to come in late June, but court watchers will be paying close attention on Mondays and Thursdays – the days that decisions are traditionally announced. (Today’s rulings were delayed due to yesterday’s holiday.) …

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No SCOTUS Ruling On Marriage Today

Nobody really expected the marriage rulings today, but with the current SCOTUS term ending in just six weeks, court watchers will be paying extra close attention on the traditional days that decisions are handed down – Mondays and Thursdays. But that tradition does not always apply, particularly for landmark cases. Windsor, for example, was issued on Wednesday, June 26th, four …

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